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- File Size: 114 KB
- Print Length: 32 pages
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B0063UL9FQ
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #351,552 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Circus of the Dead Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Circus of the Dead is a novela of 136 KB and was written in 2011. It is a zombie horror story that is fun to read. It is a book of escapism and was an enjoyable read. It was entertaining and written in the first person. The writing quality and style are good. The pace is right and the editing is spot on. This is a bright story that is a joy to read. When you get to the ending you discover that Circus of the Dead is not just a zombie horror story. There is a message about society, religion and how small an individual's place is on earth. I consider Circus of the Dead a good book and I will be voting it 4 stars.
I’m not a convert, but fair’s fair. I found the characters drew me in which is never easy in a short story. The faintly weird style of writing seemed to fit in with a weird world and, overall, the story fitted the story length. One minor criticism: as other reviewers have noted the ending did seem a bit rushed and inconclusive. What happened in the second Scourge then, which this incident triggered?
Also, just a minor continuity issue I can’t help mentioning. Who, in this new environment, had managed to determine that five billion souls had been killed in the first Scourge, and how was this information communicated to our narrator living in a town made out of scraps of wood with no electricity?
Just a thought – poetic licence I understand - and it was fine overall.
The book is free and the story is okay but it's one of those stories that you finish and know you got nothing from it and will never remember it.
I didn't really have any feeling for any of the characters and although it's a short story I felt there could have at least been a little more background.
I never want to give away spoilers but the ending had no thought put into it at all. It just seemed like a quick easy way to tie up the book as if the author had got bored writing it.
Although the writing is strong and a very interesting premise to read, the ending let the whole story down. It felt rushed and 'tacked on' and did not read as well as the rest of the story. That is really the only fault I have with this story; if the ending was as strong and well-written as the rest of the story this would easily have been rewarded four stars from me.
The plot was intriguing to say the least, although the story line was slowly unravelled to a anti climatic end. STILL a country mile away from what I could attempt and in retrospect the book is still enjoyable.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good short story first book I've read by Seth Blackburn will look out for more by him. Might look nowPublished on 25 Dec. 2012 by anthony baker
Not a bad book but took me a while to get into it, but if you are a fan of this author stick with itPublished on 28 Nov. 2012 by lelly
Good short story - interesting all the way through, well written and fun to read. If you like short stories and you like lightweight horror then this is worth reading.Published on 17 Nov. 2012 by Frenchmouse
This novel started with SO much promise. The scene was set beautifully. The characters had just enough detail for the reader to care about them without tiring of their back story. Read morePublished on 20 Sept. 2012 by Rachel Tsoumbakos
A GOOD LITTLE NOVEL TAKING YOU FOR 20 YEARS IN TO THE APOCOLYPSE RATHER THAN THE BEGINNING. I READ IT IN ABOUT 2 HOURS, AND IT KEPT ME GRIPPED TO THE END. WORTH A READPublished on 19 Sept. 2012 by MARK FROM SURBITON